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Four Courts Press
FounderMichael Adams
Country of originIreland
Headquarters locationDublin
DistributionGill (Ireland)[1]
ISBS (United States)[2]
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.fourcourtspress.ie

Four Courts Press is an Irish academic publishing house.

It was founded in 1970 by Michael Adams, a managing director at Irish University Press and a member of Opus Dei.[3][4] After Irish University Press collapsed, Adams joined Irish Academic Press in 1974 with Four Courts Press as an imprint.[3][4][5] Its early publications were primarily theological, notably the English translation of the Navarre Bible.[3] However, from 1992 it expanded into publishing peer-reviewed works in Celtic Studies, Medieval Studies and Ecclesiastical History. Later publications ranged into Modern History, Art, Literature and Law.[6]

Four Courts Press currently has around 500 titles in print and publishes up to 70 new works each year. It is now Ireland's most active academic publishing house.[3]

The Press has an office at 7 Malpas Street, Dublin.[6]

Michael Adams died on 13 February 2009.[3]


  1. ^ "Our Clients". Gill Distribution. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  2. ^ "ISBS Publishers". ISBS. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  3. ^ a b c d e Bernard, Toby (2009-03-19). "Michael Adams: Academic publisher whose Four Courts Press led the market in Ireland". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
  4. ^ a b Hutton, Clare; Walsh, Patrick (2011-06-23). "Sources for Irish Book History, 1891-2000". The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000. The Oxford History of the Irish Book,. Volume V. Oxford University Press. p. 634. ISBN 9780199249114. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  5. ^ "About Us". Irish Academic Press. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  6. ^ a b "About Four Courts Press". Four Courts Press. Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.

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